People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
First keep the peace within yourself, and then you can also bring peace to others.
Thomas a Kempis
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Latin for “Nothing stands in the way”.
Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something
appropriate and do it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains
and is immortal.
Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.
Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ‘em all over everything you do.
Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.
To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see.
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
The way to succeed is never quit. That’s it. But really be humble about it.
Enthusiasm is a kind of faith that has been set on fire.
George Matthew Adams
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
Don’t worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they are always watching you.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr
That they may have a little peace, even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally.
Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
He who wants to expand the field of happiness, let him lay the foundation of it on the bottom of his heart.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it’s the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.
The question for the child is not “Do I want to be good?” but “Whom do I want to be like?”
We cannot hold a torch to light another person’s path without brightening our own.
It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
Robert M. Pirsig
Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
Sir Francis Bacon
I have a ‘Play The Melody’ philosophy. It means don’t over-arrange, don’t make life difficult. Just play the melody – and do it the simplest way possible.
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.
Lady Bird Johnson